This weekend, June 10-12, more than 84 boats will descend on Narragansett Bay to race in the 157th Annual New York Yacht Club Regatta. The regatta will feature IRC, One-Design, 12 Metre, 6 Metre and Classic fleets, as well as accommodate classes sailing under the NYYC Cruising Rule, PHRF and IRC NS handicap systems. The starting gun will sound on Friday, June 10th, with the fleet undertaking the challenging Around-the-Island Race, followed by buoy racing throughout the rest of the weekend. A one-day regatta for the Swan 42 class will be held on Friday, while Saturday, June 11th, will see a one-day regatta for the Shields class.
While we aren’t exactly sure of the race courses at this time, we are sure that one of the most beautiful places to watch these boats on the Bay will be at the newly renovated Pineapples at the Hyatt on Newport’s Goat Island. Think sweeping views of the Newport Bridge, with the water just a step away. This hidden gem is known among locals as one of Newport’s best kept secrets, so don’t tell them I told you about it! Sip frozen cocktails or have a Dark n’ Stormy, and dine on a menu filled with fresh fruits and plenty of local flavors. It’s also quite possibly the best place in town to catch the sunset. And on your way there, don’t forget to take a glance at the Newport Shipyard, where the Maltese Falcon is currently drawing a lot of attention.